Meredith Calhoun, co-owner of Practice Works and REV board member, says she’s learned even more about her business while applying for loans and grants and seeking out other resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four tips she has for other entrepreneurs trying to find their way during these times:
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Don’t get frustrated.
- Keep digging for info on available resources.
- Watch webinars—whether they’re industry-specific or more general small business assistance.
Watch the above video for more about what she’s done and what other small business owners can do.
REV has been engaged with our partners to ensure we are being as collaborative and clear as possible in messaging to our community the resources available to Birmingham entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s be honest, Birmingham has a lot of cool shops. So much so that choosing an item on first visit might be a bit overwhelming. That’s why REV ask several small business owners about their top-selling items and what they like about them. Here’s what they had to say:
Black Business Fridays: 3 businesses in the 4th Ave business district to support during The Great Receipt Race
Every Friday in August, REV and Urban Impact Inc. will highlight a few of these businesses in honor of National Black Business Month as a part of Black Business Friday.
Celebrate Black Business Month by supporting Black entrepreneurs' contribution to Birmingham's vibrancy
By Elijah Davis Strategic Growth Manager Urban Impact Birmingham